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|Where Do We Go From Here (A 9/11 Reflection)
When I talk to people casually I use words like “college” and “my job,” but on this anniversary of 9/11, I think about the reality of attending a service academy and deploying.
|Teh Irony, It Hurtz...
Checking the news on the interwebs this morning, I came across this little gem: ...
|A thought on single-payer (with poll!)
Ok, I'm going to ask a question. Is it more expensive and less efficient for Americans to:
|I'm SO Frustrated!
So, this is how democracy works, huh? Eight years of presidential ass-kissing and now, now, you want to ask "questions?" Oh, that's right, you're all so afraid of being labeled as part of the "...
|Bush Pulled An Enron With America's Economy...Just Look Where We Are Now
There's really no other way to put it. And it's essentially that simple.
|Stop perpetuating the Senate 60 votes lie! (with poll)
If the Republicans want to filibuster, let them. Let them be accountable to the American people. Let everyone see the Republicans obstructing the governing process and our progress as a nation.
|25 (Political) Things
In the spirit of the Facebook wildfire that is “25 things,” I figured I’d share 25 political thoughts, since you probably don’t care that I always sleep in socks or that I ...
|More Questions Than Answers (With Poll!)
This administration has definitely done some great things so far. Closing of Gitmo, Fair Pay Act, and just generally freezing all Bush-era (I love saying that) policies for review are great. But, ...
|Regular Person's Inauguration Pics
So, I'm no hooked up lobbyist or wealthy donor (or lucky "ticket lotto" winner), but I still tried to document my Inauguration experience. And, like other real people, I've been busy catching up, so ...
|What are you doing here? (A LIBRUL in the military?!)
That is probably the second most common question I'm asked. People come to my cubicle, see my Obama buttons (two, I'm tasteful) and my picture of Obama and Biden from the convention (not as tasteful,
|Addicted to Religion
I just want to preface this by saying that I’m not a psychologist or psychiatrist. I haven’t even taken the “standard” college psych class. I’m just writing from my ...
|How can I say this? You're Wrong.
So, I saw this the other day and laughed:
|I am a Liberal because...
So, I just hung up the my picture of Obama and Biden that I received after donating to the DNC. I have this overwhelming sense of pride every time I look at the picture, and I thought "I am so proud ...
|Make no mistake, tomorrow is not the end. It is the beginning.
I would just like to start out an say that I am so proud of the Democrats this year. We always knew we could run a better campaign, that we didn't need Karl Rove and fear tactics to win. We haven't ...
|Can We Talk About Taxes for a Minute? Just hear me out...
So, it's been, what, a week since the "Joe the Plumber" debacle at the debate, and I think it's fair to say that taxes are the most misunderstood issue in an election. Here we are, a nation fighting ...
|What else can I say, but... With Poll!
I have to admit, I was kind of excited (hm, I don’t know if that’s the right word) on September 15th. It was really a turning point in this election. Finally, we were able to stop ...
|Enough! This Election Is NOT About Obama.
Is America regressing? Seriously. What is going on with this election? In our personal lives we change jobs, dump boyfriends and return products when they don’t live up to our expectations. ...
|To Hell and Back: My afternoon at the John McCain HQ (with Poll)
Ok, so I was having lunch with a family friend and he "surprised" me with a trip to the John McCain Campaign HQ in Crystal City. Now, this family friend doesn't know I'm a Dem, and because I need a ...
|Dave Chappelle Was Right...
I’m having a hard time with this presidential campaign. Not that it’s unexpected, but this is such an outrageously lopsided debate that it makes me want to tear my hair out. Luckily, I&...
|Be The Tidal Wave (With Poll!!)
Most people would assume that because I'm in the military, the War in Iraq/Global War on Terror (actually, I just wanted an excuse to use the acronym GWOT...G-WOT!!) is the most important issue to ...
|John McCain Needs Equal Media Coverage? Sounds Good To Me...
That John McCain is the worst candidate in this election is an axiom. There’s no way else to say it. Everything is says and does is confusing, wrong or false (or some combination of the three).
|Ridiculous RNC Poll. It would be funny if it weren't so sad.
I know I’ve said it before, but I just can’t resist it: These people are scared S**tless. What people, you might ask? Well, the GOP, of course. And why are they scared? Because they lose ...
|John McCain's Balance: Senate 0, Campaign 100%
I know, it’s almost a week after the 4th of July. I’ve missed the celebratory bandwagon and now it’s back to politics as usual. Well, maybe I just needed some extra time to reflect ...
|Elite? You Bet! And I Don't Care.
I’ve been sitting on this idea for a little while. I just really didn’t know where to start, but “luckily” the neo-cons came to the “rescue.” I was thinking about ...
|Past Sexism in the Present Military: Webb is a Bad Choice For VP
The other day, I started a discussion about Sen. Jim Webb’s 1979 editorial railing against women in the military. The reaction of the general population? “Get over it.” And it made ...
|The Republican Pro-Family Myth
As we get into the meat of this election cycle, we will once again be subjected to the biggest Republican lie. No, not that they are the leaders in efficient, balanced government (the past seven ...
|For those that need a second wind
I'm not a distance runner, but I know a few things about endurance. And, I'm pretty sure everyone knows the first rule of competing in a long race: Pace Yourself! You might have a lot of energy in ...
|My Universal Health Care Experience
I had a great experience with the military universal health care system last week, and it only strengthened my beliefs that all people need to be covered.
|If John McCain Wins...
If we elect John McCain, America will demonstrate how socially backward, morally bankrupt and politically inept it has truly become. Maybe Republicans want us to vote on who is more patriotic, which ...
|You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
When we were younger, there was no such thing as “too much of a good thing.” How could we have too much candy or ice cream? But, as we grew older, we realized that even the good things ...
|If you could ask one question
Earlier today I was reading an interview with Condi Rice in a fitness magazine. I read the article, but I couldn't help thinking if I were interviewing her, I'd have to sneak in one political ...
|McCain the next 'Honest Abe?' Highly Doubtful
John McCain claims that he is a proud to be a Republican in the tradition of “Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.” Knowing what I do about Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Reagan, ...
|Republicans Are the REAL Terrorists
Everybody prepare to run to the hills! If Obama wins the nomination, the terrorists will certainly celebrate in the streets by slaughtering thousands! Please, this is such a line of crap that the ...
|It's Like Trying To Unscramble An Egg: Race, Gender and Our Election
I read an interesting article about race and gender in the Washington Post yesterday. The thing that I found most interesting (almost offensive) was that idea that people have some sort of ...
|Exporting Imperfection: My take on Imperialism
I’m going to start out with a few questions: How many people here think the United States of America has a perfect government? And, how many people here think that our government has always ...
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